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Llangennith

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Llangennith

Llangennith beach is the northern half of Rhossili Bay, at the western end of the Gower peninsula. The beach consists of fine golden sand backed by dunes. The tidal islet of Burry Holms is at the northern end of the beach and is accessible between mid and low tide. A further small sandy beach can be found on the other side of this. Car parking is available at Hillend camp site at Llangennith from where access to the beach is a 200 yard boardwalk across the dunes. Facilities here include toilets, an ice-cream shop, and a coffee shop and bistro.

The beach picks up the Atlantic swells and is the most consistent surf beach on the Gower. Any state of the tide is good, and any wind direction except a northerly. It's usually suitable for beginners, but heavy surf can produce strong rips and a difficult paddle out. The remains of a wooden paddle steamer, the City of Bristol, is visible on low tides and can be a hazard to surfers. It ran aground during a storm on 17th November 1840 and its location is just north of the stream known as Diles Lake.

Dogs are allowed on all parts of the beach and there are no lifeguards here. Weever fish can also be a problem at low tide.

Llangennith village has a pub, and PJ's surf shop (01792 386669) which has surfboard and wetsuit hire available.

Looking North towards Burry HolmsLooking North towards Burry Holms
Looking North towards Burry Holms
Looking North towards Burry Holms
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